'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

'October Surprise'

Though they can be challenging to deal with sometimes,
those surprise snowfalls that happen in October or
early November can be such a visual treat.
I find it a very stimulating subject to
paint because generally so much
of the work is purely imagination
based on natures reality.
A good test for your
'seeing' senses.
Oil on wood panel 5 x 7.
Your thoughts & comments are valued.

Friday, November 11, 2011

'Clearing Skies-Incinerator Rock'

Another one from my west coast plein air
adventure, this one at Long Beach and the amazing
geological marvel Incinerator Rock.
It stands like a bulwark against the never ending
surf that rolls and crashes onto this spectacular
edge of Canada. They break against this rock behemoth
with incredible displays of natures force.
One feels much in awe and small in the
presence of such grandeur.
I'm not convinced that a mere 9 x 12 panel
has done it justice...
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

'October Sunrise-Cox Bay'

This is one of the paintings from a recent painting
adventure to Tofino on Vancouver Islands west coast,
and the wild open Pacific. It is incredibly exhilarating
to stand on strip of tidal beach that separates one bay
from another and watch and listen to the big surf
rolling and crashing in front and behind you and keeping
a close eye on the tide as it rises around you.
By the time I finished it was only 20 feet away
from me and my easel.
Oil on wood panel 12 x 16.
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated.